Shang-Chi’s Success Shifts ‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage Release’ Date


It was the worst kept secret in Hollywood that Sony was bound to vacate Venom: Let There Be Carnage from its Oct. 15 release date, but after the enormous $90M Labor Day weekend success of Disney/Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, the Culver City lot has decided to go earlier with their own Marvel sequel on October 1st.


Venom: Let There be Carnage will screen in 3D, PLF and take over all the Imax screens. Tickets go on sale today.


Watch: Sony Just Dropped a Grisly ‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’ Teaser


This returns Venom to its early October stomping ground, the first movie in 2018 setting an opening domestic record for the month with $80.2M before Warner Bros’ Joker pushed the Marvel pic to No. 2 for October a year later with $96.2M. Tracking among males is reportedly really hot for Venom 2, and Sony has every reason in the world to keep it in 2021 versus pushing the Andy Serkis-directed pic to January 22 (which was the rumor).



Had Venom 2 remained on Oct. 15, it would have been in a fierce franchise fight with Universal/Blumhouse/Miramax’s Halloween Kills. That movie’s first pic back in 2018 posted the second best domestic debut in October at the time after Venom with $76.2M; Halloween now ranking third overall among domestic openings at the October B.O.


Watch: All-New Trailer for Venom 2: Let There Be Carnage

via Deadline

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